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A composer chiefly of sacred choral works written in a boldly tonal idiom and with a polished command of vocal ensemble, Gareth Treseder, born 1985, studied at Bristol University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, of which he is an Honorary Associate. A professional singer, he is a Gentleman of the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, and has performed with a variety of distinguished groups, including the Monteverdi Choir, the BBC Singers, Sonoro and the Eric Whitacre Singers. In 2019 his setting of Ivor Gurney’s poetry, The Songs I Had for chorus and orchestra, was premiered at the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival. Marking the hundredth anniversary of the First World War, his cantata In Flanders Fields received its US premiere courtesy of the Harvard University Choir, and his carol Le sommeil de l’Enfant Jésu, written in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support and the Choirs Against Cancer initiative, has been widely performed across the UK.